As a retired teacher/headmaster, I now live in a village called Riebeek Kasteel, in the fruit, wheat and olive growing region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
While I was still in teaching, my wife and I, together with teachers and parent volunteers, ran many children's camps. These involved swimming, hiking, abseiling, sand skiing, orienteering, and studies such as tidal zone ecology, alien vegetation, the night sky etc etc. These camps allowed the children to interact with the teachers in a more informal situation than usually exists in the classroom, and resulted in a happy, relaxed atmosphere in school too.
My wife and I have four granddaughters and two grandsons, who take up a fair amount of our time, and certainly help to keep us young. They are all home schooled, and getting a wonderfully wide and complete education as a result.
A Little School On A Farm In Africa
by Rob McIntyre
A Little School on a Farm in Africa
This book describes four idyllic years spent running a little farm school in Africa. You will get to know the children, the farming community and the hilarious goings on that helped to make my time there so memorable.
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